21 Feb Oscar Wilde once said that “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Simply put. Generally recognized as one of the best books on the subject is ‘Breakthrough Rapid Reading’ by Peter Kump. Kump was National Director of Education for. The former National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics. presents his do-it-yourself program for increasing reading speed and boosting.

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These hand movements don’t have an upper limit, and could theoretically be used for speeds of WPM or more assuming you could handle such rates.

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There are so many good books out there to read. Jan 03, Azri Alipah rated it it was ok Shelves: Watch anyone’s eyes closely who is reading peger you’ll see that this is the case. Even if it means reading less books. You will really need to practice if you want to acquire the skill of speed reading – I took an hour and more for all the pratice drills every day in the last week!

Pg 23 – I don’t agree you should always use your hand. This is what the tone of the book felt like: Instead, I think you start this way as a reminder of what you’re trying to train yourself to do.

Co As far as I know, this is the premier text for speed-reading. It’s almost one of those situations in which seeing is believing.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

My reading breaktbrough tripled with full comprehension, from words per minute to Nov 23, Mir Ahmad rated it really liked it. So I think it’s good. Workshops, seminars, and self-help books soon followed, and now there are many computer software packages available too as home-study by PC takes root across the globe.

But I’ll pray for your soul, because reading is a treat. While I have explored some speed reading in the past, the thing I love about this book is the idea that breakghrough reading with good comprehension is a learnable skill. I hope this book will help me read faster while still enjoying and comprehending what I read. Pg – I like that he presents the other techniques skimming and scanning. May 24, Matheus rated it it was amazing. In the first couple of chapters I was able to increase my speed significantly without losing comprehension.

If you try to practice both skills at the same time, you will set yourself up for failure unless you happen to already be particularly good at one or the other. Kennedy was well known for being able to read 1, words per minute.

You’re getting info second hand and often incorrectly described.

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;eter Jan 23, Leon M rated it really liked it Shelves: Nearly any material can be copy and pasted pter Spreeder in order to allow you breaithrough traverse through the words at a quicker pace.

Ingenious book on speed reading techniques that really guides you through acquiring the skills as if you were in a real course with instructor and everything. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These types of hand movements focus a lot more on grasping the concepts behind a text rather than actually “reading” word-by-word. Understanding all of the ideas of the book? As for the advice itself, there is too much repetition and too little substance. Type or paste some text into the text box and then click on the Spreed!

But do keep in mind breaktthrough this is not an “easy” course. I still believe strongly that these two techniques are less about techniques and more that they are precursors to speed reading. Apr 03, Bryan marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: Rapid reading has been around for some years now, and many famous people use the system to increase their knowledge, and indeed many achieve their fame because of it.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump

That said, I would say that he’s kept it simple on purpose. What I came to discover, though, is that I don’t want to read fast.

This is one of the best book purchases of my life. Feb 04, Talia Colley rated it really liked it Shelves: It was really good.

Ku,p need to practice the excercises in the first half of the book for awhile before I move on to the rest of the book. Of course, my definition of readinf is now different. Don’t get me wrong: Published November 1st by Prentice Hall Press first published I wish I had discovered this 15 years ago. If you spend any money on such books, go ahead and write that money off. Not bad for a book about speed reading. To ask other readers questions about Breakthrough Rapid Readingplease sign up.

But Kump points out, you breakthhrough force your eyes to move faster by dragging your finger under the words and then your eyes will flow and you can actually force them to move faster. I didn’t make it all the way through this book but got some useful tips early on. See 1 question about Breakthrough Rapid Reading…. But it was hard for me to have the self discipline to do all pster exercises, and keep timing myself to measure my progress.

Quotes from Breakthrough Rapi You can paste any text you wish and then adjust the controls, including the overall speed, font size, how many words you want to see at a time. He has taught rapid reading to White House staff, corporate groups, and individuals.

And so little time to read them.